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Lets Get Lost

One of my more favorite vocals is Chet Baker singing “Let’s Get Lost”. It’s a haunting hymn of praise on getting away from everyone and hopefully not being found. I am afraid that Google is someone who would not want us to get lost. The European Court of Justice ruled that under European law, search engines are data controllers so they must consider all requests to stop returning links to irrelevant or outdated information. It seems that if we wish we can truly get ourselves lost from the web at least in Europe. While Google is not required to honor every request it seems clear that it seems clear that the popularity of the concept will inspire organizations to have a process in place for reviewing and following through on take-down requests. The movement is growing and may begin to become a point of contention in America. Maybe what happens in Vegas will stay in Vegas.

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